President Biden spoke out Tuesday against Republican governors who've sought to block vaccine and mask mandates, as COVID-19 cases spike across the U.S.
Why it matters: Biden has looked to not make the pandemic a partisan issue, but the Washington Post notes the White House "has grown increasingly frustrated" with Republican leaders looking to obstruct health measures.
What he's saying: "I say to these governors: Please help. But if you aren't going to help, at least get out of the way," Biden said to reporters. "The people are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives."
- "Their decisions are not good for their constituents," Biden said.